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Mock Reverse-Auction for NSM Tenders by NTPC held on 17th


October 2015: Summary
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Website: https://www.tcil-india-electronictender.com/ (training website was used for mock session)
At-least one week prior to reverse auction, an advance intimation regarding the date and time of start of both Price
bid opening and reverse auction will be sent by email to all bidders whose technical bids have been opened.
Whether we are selected for the reverse bidding round will only be known on the day of bidding, at least two hours
prior to the start of reverse auction. Procedure for login and other details are given below.

Procedure for Login


Login into the e-Reverse Auction Room is allowed only from 15 minutes before the start of Reverse Auction. This
can be accessed by going to e-ReverseAuction Overview under e-SecureAuction Activites on the home page
e-Reverse Auction Room displays following information Time left for end of reverse auction
Bid capacity (total as per tender)
Bidders capacity
Bidders quoted tariff as per submitted financial bid initially / last quoted tariff on start of Reverse Auction
Bid price of L1 bidder / Rank 1 bidder (and not quantity)
Screenshot is given in next slide for reference

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Screenshot of Homepage of e-ReverseAuction Room

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The price bid can be decreased by accessing the link Bid as shown below. Window which appears subsequently
is shown in next two slides.

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Options for bid decrement value vary from Rs 0.01 / kWh to Rs 1 / kWh

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Last quoted bid of all developers (with pseudo identities) can be seen by accessing the View link as shown below

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Screenshot of window which opens on clicking View is shown below.

This window automatically refreshes every 10 seconds / with every new bid, whichever is earlier

Bids are arranged in ascending order and are color-coded as Green (leading bidder) Orange (developer winning part capacity only) and Red
(trailing) at that given point of time

Loading factor is set as 1 by NTPC (irrelevant for NSM tenders)

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Other observations
There is no idling time for Reverse Auction specifically. No prompt was noticed even when bid was not changed for
approx. 10 mins. However, there is an idling time defined for TCIL portal of 30 minutes. Participant is logged out
automatically if there has been no activity (like clicking on any link etc., not necessarily decreasing bid) for 30
minutes.
Bidding window and window showing last bid of all bidders cannot be viewed simultaneously. One needs to switch
between windows
A message window is provided to raise query (anonymously) to other bidders / NTPC

Auto-extension of 8 minutes occurs even if any other bidder other than lowest bidder(s) revises his bid without
affecting the outcome
If no bidder has revised his bid in the last 8 minutes of the stipulated auction time of 1 hour / any of the subsequent
auto-extensions of 8 minutes then reverse auction comes to a close.
Bid close time flashes on the e-ReverseAuction Room homepage as given in slide #4
Bid close time is also indicated in the message window. The same can be seen in slide #4 (bottom of eReverseAuction Room homepage as well as slide #7 (bidding page accessed by clicking on bid)
Final list will be displayed by NTPC separately

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